International Penguin Class Dinghy Association

2018 International Championship

July 14 – 15, 2018

Hosted by: Cambridge Yacht Club

Cambridge, Maryland

This Regatta is sanctioned by the International Penguin Class Dinghy Association (IPCDA), and will be conducted by IPCDA and hosted by the Cambridge Yacht Club. The Regatta shall be governed by The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), and the IPCDA Class rules except as modified by this Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions.


The following 5 items shall apply:
l. Minimum crew weight is 290 lbs for classic boats and 310 lbs. for modern boats*. Minimum hull weight is 140 lbs. Excess hull weight may be applied towards the crew weight. Up to 40 lbs. of non-floatable ballast is permitted.

2. Any boat that capsizes during a race, as defined by the mast hitting the water, shall retire from that race.
3. Anchors are not required.
4. One serviceable paddle is required.

5. A painter NLT 25’ and 3/16” diameter is required.

Notice is hereby given that all participants, including spectators, officials and others, participate in this event including pre- and post-race activities entirely at their own risk.


*Modern boat definition includes Burtis, Innovator, & Freedom hulls. Class measurer or his designate shall make classification decisions.


Advertising and Sponsors:
The Regatta is designated Category A in accordance with Rule 80 of the RRS. There will not be a penalty for items that are approved by the Organizing Authority.


International Championship: The skipper shall be a member in good standing of the IPCDA and have acknowledgement of payment of 2018 dues. For skippers sailing with non-family member minor crew (under the age of 18), the name and emergency phone numbers of the parents will be required or you can complete a Parental Permission Form. Juniors (19 or under) may also sail in the “Senior” International Championship, however to be eligible for senior awards, they must meet the senior weight rule.


                                        Registration fee       
International Championship             $45.00 US                                 


Entries with checks made payable to IPCDA should be mailed to: Penguin Internationals c/o Charles Krafft, 8300 Waverly Rd., Owings, MD 20736.


Sailing Instructions:
Sailing Instructions will be available at the Skipper’s Meeting.

Measurements will be conducted from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM on Saturday July 14, 2018. Measurements may include but are not limited to hull weight, crew weight, and safety gear. All equipment and measurement items are subject to measurement at any point up to the awards presentation.



The low point scoring system with no bonus points from the RRS Appendix A will be used. In the event that six or more races are sailed, there will be a provision for a throw-out. Three races shall constitute a series for the International Championships.


Awards will be presented to the top five finishers overall and to the top junior team in the Senior Championships. Other special awards include the Penso Classic Boat, Tennerstedt GrandMaster’s, the Bert and Faith Israel trophy for the top woman skipper, and Lawson family team award.


Schedule of Events: 2018 INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP – Cambridge Yacht Club
Saturday, July 14th.              
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM     Registration and Measurement   - Continental Breakfast at CYC

10:00 AM      Competitors Meeting

11:00 AM      First Warning  

6:00 PM        Dinner and Annual Meeting*


Sunday, July 15th  

9:00 AM         Continental Breakfast at CYC             
10:30 AM       First Warning  

Trophy presentation to follow racing   

The Race Committee has the option to hold as many races daily as possible weather permitting.  The intent is to have a total of seven races for the event.

*Dinner not included in registration fee.  Options include CYC Gazebo picnic, inside dining at CYC, or Cambridge Crab Cook-Off & Free Street Festival.

Communication : QUESTIONS: E-mail: Charlie Krafft,, 410-257-2379
A copy of this Notice of Race, Entry Form, and the General Information Package can be found on the Penguin Class Web Site



Entry Form

2018 Penguin International Championship

Skipper ______________________________________________
Address _______________________________________________
City____________________________ State _____ Zip __________
Phone ______________________(H) __________________________(cell)
E-Mail __________________________________________________
Crew Name ______________________________________________
Boat #________________ Boat Name__________________________
Special Awards Eligibility (please check if applicable)
GrandMaster’s (skipper born prior to July 14, 1958) ___
Junior (skipper born after July 15th, 1999) ____Family Team _____

Release From Liability
The undersigned releases the International Penguin Class Dinghy Association, the Cambridge Yacht Club and their respective Officers, and the Race Committee from any liability for personal injury or illness or property damage or loss resulting from or incidental to my participation in any aspect of this event. My participation is voluntary. My equipment is in safe condition. To the best of my knowledge, I am physically well enough to participate safely. I agree to be bound by The Racing Rules of Sailing, and by all other rules that govern this event.

_____________________________  __________       _________________  _______
Skipper                                    Date                 Crew                    Date



Fees for International Championship                  $45

Entry forms with the appropriate registration fee payable to the IPCDA should be mailed to:
Penguin Internationals c/o Charles Krafft, 8300 Waverly Rd., Owings, MD 20736